Motors, Model Rocket

Motors, Model Rocket

     

This is a set of six Type A4 model rocket motors packaged for retail sale. They are made of pasteboard and contain non-explosive propellant. Made in 1959 by Estes Manufacturing and packaged and marketed by Model Missiles, Inc., they were the first commercially-produced motors. Each can be used only once.

G. Harry Stine donated this artifact to NASM in 1973.

Gift of G. Harry Stine

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Estes Industries, Inc.

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Cardboard
Pasteboard
Unknown Propellant
Paper
Ceramic
Dimensions
Box: 1 1/2 x 2 3/4in. (3.8 x 7cm)

This is a set of six Type A4 model rocket motors packaged for retail sale. They are made of pasteboard and contain non-explosive propellant. Made in 1959 by Estes Manufacturing and packaged and marketed by Model Missiles, Inc., they were the first commercially-produced motors. Each can be used only once.

G. Harry Stine donated this artifact to NASM in 1973.

Gift of G. Harry Stine

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Estes Industries, Inc.

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Cardboard
Pasteboard
Unknown Propellant
Paper
Ceramic
Dimensions
Box: 1 1/2 x 2 3/4in. (3.8 x 7cm)

ID: A19930464000